Dr. eng. Patricia Ruiz Ruiz

Telephone number: 
+32 9/264 59 76
Postdoctoral staff

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at CMET, working on the full biogas valorization through the use of methanotrophs and microalgae (methalgae) for high-value product obtention. I am always amazed by the power of microorganisms, especially my beloved methanotrophs.


  • Ph.D. in Natural Sciences and Engineering, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
  • Master's in Biochemical Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Bachelor's in Biotechnology Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora
Selected key publications: 
Ruiz-Ruiz, P., Gómez-Borraz, T. L., Saldivar, A., Hernández, S., Morales-Ibarría, M., & Revah, S. (2024). Diluted methane mitigation by a co-culture of alkaliphilic methanotrophs and the microalgae Scenedesmus obtusiusculus towards carbon neutrality. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 109211.
Ruiz-Ruiz, P., Gómez-Borraz, T. L., Revah, S., & Morales, M. (2020). Methanotroph-microalgae co-culture for greenhouse gas mitigation: Effect of initial biomass ratio and methane concentration. Chemosphere, 259, 127418.
Saldivar, A., Ruiz-Ruiz, P., Revah, S., & Zuñiga, C. (2024). Genome-scale flux balance analysis reveals redox trade-offs in the metabolism of the thermoacidophile Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum. Frontiers in Systems Biology, 4, 1291612.